2009 Westrey Oracle Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.55, 844 cases, $23. Westrey’s first estate vineyard is located just north of Abbey Ridge Vineyard. 76% primarily Dijon 777 with small percentages of five other Dijon clones and 24% 32- year-old Pommard clone. Indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged in 20% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very fresh aromas of black raspberries and boysenberries with a hint of Asian 5-spice. Delicious dark red cherry and dark berry flavors with a forest tone. Gripping tannins dwarf the fruit initially, but the flavors gain intensity and interest over time in the glass. Like the other two Westrey vineyard-designates, this wine displays a lavish and persistent finish. Not extremely approachable now and will benefit from further bottle aging. Very good (+). Reviewed May 11, 2012

Winery: Westrey Wine Company
From article: Large Review of 2009 & 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs With a Few from 2008 & 2011